Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Council Approves Michaud Crescent Improvement Project

Last night, Langley City Council approved tendered contracts for the Michaud Crescent Improvement Project.

Michaud Crescent Improvement Project Area. Select the image to enlarge.

This project includes:

  • Replacing the watermain under the street
  • Upgrading drainage
  • Improving intersection safety with new curb letdowns and extensions at all cross streets along Michaud
  • Adding new streetlights
  • Adding street trees on the south side of the street
  • Improving the safety of the Michaud and 201A Street intersection by narrowing the intersection, removing the flex posts, and implementing a four-way stop
  • Improving the safety of the Michaud and 203rd Street intersection removing the traffic island and narrowing the entrance to Michaud
  • Adding an accessible bus stop on 201A Street, just north of Michaud
  • Adding safer cycling lanes on the south side of the street
  • Repaving the south half of Michaud

Overall, this project will replace aging infrastructure and improve road safety for people who are walking, rolling, cycling, and driving.

I know that the current trees on the north side of Michaud are iconic and are a source of pride for our community. During this project, none of those trees will be touched and will be protected.

Council tendered the contract for the project to Arsalan Construction Ltd. for $2,441,789 (excluding GST). The Langley Prairie (City) townsite is over 100 years old, so there are some contaminated soils under some of our roads. We learned about this during the 56th Avenue project, which resulted in an unexpected cost increase. Learning from that project, the Michaud Project includes funding, if needed, to address contaminated soils.

Council also approved tendering a contract to RF Binnie & Associates Ltd. for $155,882 to manage the project. The project includes a $140,000 contingency.

TransLink and developer fees are paying for the safe cycling part of the project.


Anonymous said...

It’s about time the intersection at 201A was addressed, as this is such a bad and unsafe crossing. I have seen many accidents happen right in front of me. Very happy to see this getting an update, also as the current configuration is very ugly to look at.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Is there any plan to improve the Brydon crescent in the future ? I read somewhere that there is a master plan. Can I know where to read it ?

Nathan Pachal said...

For Brydon Crescent, the road will be repaved, and a pedestrian/cycling bridge will connect over Brydon Creek between the trail and the area where Brydon Crescent makes a 90-degree turn.

Prem Anandh said...

Thanks nathan for responding to our questions. Any timelines on the brydon improvements ? Like 5 or 10 years into the future ?

Nathan Pachal said...

It should be in the next two years